Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV
Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV

How Chinese rights lawyer’s courtroom mea culpa went off script

Some key moments in the hearings of several rights advocates caught up in a nationwide crackdown were not reflected in official transcripts

Topic |   Human rights in China
Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV
Zhou Shifeng is tried for subversion at the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on August 4. He was found guilty and jailed for seven years. Photo: CCTV
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